Improving Reporting and Ancalysis of Medication Errors in Tertiary Care Hospital

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INTRODUCTION A medication error is defined as any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a healthcare professional, patient or consumers. Medication errors (MEs) are preventable events which can lead to increased Morbidity and Mortality rate if not prevented. MEs increase overall healthcare cost to the patient. Few published studies, shows that 5-10% of hospital admissions and 3% of deaths reported in the Swedish population happened due to MEs. Another study shows that in Canada around 50% incidents in primary health care are due to MEs. In